Several area high school senior student-athletes will be honored tonight and have a chance to earn money for college at the Greater Denton Sports Commission annual awards banquet.
Monday was a special day for Denton High School as six of its athletes signed their national letters of intent to play collegiate sports.
Throughout the track and field season, Ryan coach Janson Head has penciled in different names for the boys 1,600-meter relay.
Raiford Malone is hesitant to say he’s done coaching for good. If anything, Malone’s on a break, an extended halftime for a coach who’s well deserving of it. Malone, the only head coach the Ryan girls soccer program has ever known, has resigned after coaching at Ryan for the past 20 years.
After bringing home Guyer’s first state championship in a girls team sport, the Guyer Lady Wildcats were well represented when the all-district teams were released.
To achieve true success, a golfer first must conquer the most imposing threat before traversing the elements of the course. A golfer’s brain has several responsibilities when it comes to producing a consistent swing, but Denton’s Lindsey Heal’s primary concern is managing her self-imposed pressure, fear and excitement before she approaches the first tee box.
Opportunities abound for the five local players headed to the Class 4A Region I tournament at Abilene’s Rose Park Tennis Center. Guyer is sending two doubles squads to the tournament slated for today and Tuesday — Guyer’s first apparence at regionals and Denton High's Alex Clerihew will be competing in the boys singles event.
First-year Guyer girls coach Megan Hardesty had a great opportunity during Tuesday’s conclusion of the District 5-4A track meet.
Four batters into the game, the storyline had been written before fans could put a dent in their bags of peanuts. Denton pitcher Josh Chavez couldn’t locate the strike zone, walking the first three batters before he was pulled in favor of Roman Arnold.
After being held to one run in a Thursday loss to Guyer, Denton wasn’t going to let another game be decided with its bats muted. The Lady Broncos produced 11 hits Friday and earned their second District 5-4A victory with an 13-3 decision over Wichita Falls in five innings at Bronco Field.
For five innings on Friday night, it seemed as though Guyer starting pitcher Kyle Vochoska was doing just enough to get by against the last-place Denton Broncos. But after 73 pitches, the senior right-hander buckled down over the last two innings to make a one-run Guyer lead stand — striking out four batters over the final two frames — for a 3-2 victory over its crosstown rival. Guyer remained in a tie for the top spot in District 5-4A.
Keith Medford has never been one to make excuses, and the only softball coach Guyer has ever had took the blame for his team coming out in an offensive funk for Thursday’s District 5-4A game against Denton — a contest that originally was slated for Tuesday but was rescheduled twice due to inclement weather.
The Denton Lady Broncos competed in the District 5-4A championship tournament Monday and Tuesday at Canyon West Golf Club in Weatherford and will send senior Lindsey Heal to the regional tournament April 15-18 at Diamondback Golf Club in Abilene.
Four area teams will begin play today in the Class 4A bi-district soccer playoffs, hoping to end up in Georgetown for the state tournament next month. The group is highlighted by the Guyer girls, ranked No. 3 in the Class 4A state poll by the Texas Girls Coaches Association, The Lady Wildcats are coming off winning the District 11-4A title with an undefeated run led by leading goal scorer Brittney Crabtree, who has scored 27 goals.
Before his team had stepped onto the field for a district game, Ryan coach Raiford Malone knew he’d have his hands full in the team’s new Class 5A district.
Denton kept pace with Fort Worth Brewer until the seventh inning Tuesday, but errors proved to be the difference as the Broncos fell 6-5. The Bears (9-10-1, 2-2 District 5-4A) scored their six runs on just three hits, as they capitalized with patience at the plate to put pressure on the Denton defense. Denton had several chances to get out of the woods, but crucial throwing errors here and there erased any momentum the Broncos could gain.
On the heels of double-digit scoring in their first District 5-4A win, the Denton Lady Broncos ran into a defensive buzz saw in Fort Worth Brewer pitcher Sarah Miller, who struck out 14 en route to a 6-0 victory Thursday at Denton High.
An upside-down performance by Guyer’s lineup left the spring-breaking Wildcats giddy Tuesday. Daulton Horton, Brandon Hendricks and Tristan Brown — the bottom three hitters for Guyer — accounted for nearly half their team’s hits and runs in an 11-2 win over Denton at Bronco Field.
In what was a historic year for the Guyer program, and the best one in recent memory for Denton, the District 5-4A all-district team had plenty of representation from both teams following successful 2012-13 campaigns.
The Krum Lady Cats were well-represented on the 9-3A all-district team after making their second state tournament appearance in school history.
Aside from their one loss on the track field next door, the Denton Broncos know how to play when the bright lights are on at Bronco Stadium.
CORINTH — There wasn’t too much offense to speak of in the District 5-4A opener between Denton and Lake Dallas on Tuesday night. But on a chilly night in Corinth, both starting pitchers put on dazzling performances. Lake Dallas senior pitcher Keenan Wingfield racked up 11 strikeouts in the Falcons’ 2-1 victory over Denton.
Although Denton didn’t earn any medals at the Class 4A state meet Saturday, coach Chris Cullen was happy with the Broncos’ performance in the finals.
Denton was able to overcome being no-hit by Saginaw to pull out a 5-3 victory at the Russell Athletic Classic, capitalizing on four errors and numerous walks, including two by Terrance Lucas.
AUSTIN — Denton will have a shot at four medals in the Class 4A finals today after impressive performances in Friday’s preliminaries at the state meet.
Fans of Denton school district basketball once again will be able to gather in one place to watch their teams in the playoffs tonight when the Denton and Guyer boys play in an area-round doubleheader — three days after both teams won in a bi-district doubleheader.
FORT WORTH — Denton’s Michael Jackson challenged himself Tuesday to not let the Broncos’ first playoff appearance since 2010 end abruptly, and he scored 17 points to help Denton survive Saginaw Boswell’s comeback and claim a 62-59 bi-district win at Keller Timber Creek.
Denton head coach Glen Harrison knew his team’s pitching inexperience was going to be a factor in this season of transition. The young Broncos couldn’t locate the strike zone quickly enough to keep the Burleson Centennial Spartans from grabbing a lofty 9-0 lead in the opening three innings on their way to a 12-2 victory Monday at Denton High School in both teams’ season opener.
The UIL state basketball playoffs will be in full swing tonight with boys teams battling in bi-district action while the girls head into the regional quarterfinals.
The upcoming season for the Denton Lady Broncos will see a young roster develop into a competitive team, says Denton head coach Rhana Ramos, and with just two seniors, five juniors and the rest underclassmen on a squad of 14, the consistency is starting to build.
From the onset of Friday’s rivalry game between Denton and Guyer, Lady Broncos coach Iseed Khoury knew his team was probably in for a long night.